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Kansas Farm Bureau releases endorsements
Kansas farmers and ranchers who understand how elections help determine the success of agriculture and rural communities have offered endorsements of like-minded candidates for national and state office, the Kansas Farm Bureau said Friday in a news release.
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Anderson County joins Frontier Extension District
The Frontier Extension District has grown this summer with the merger of Anderson County and Osage and Franklin counties.
Which comes first: Happy people or happiness itself?
Musician Pharrell Williams is happy to tell - more like sing - what happiness means to him.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
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1st West Nile virus detected in Franklin County
Only one person in the state became ill from West Nile virus last year and the Health Department believes that person was exposed while traveling outside Washington.
Today in History: July 1914
The executive committee of the Franklin County Retailers Association will meet tonight at the office of Secretary F.R. Ramsdell to discuss the hospital proposition.
Richmond crowd getting first look
It's been several months since the singer-songwriter donned a blue-green Members Only jacket and sang his heart out for Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. on Fox's "American Idol."
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Ask Jodie: Not registered yet? You have until Tuesday to get on county's voter roll
QUESTION : I live in Franklin County and want to vote in the Aug. 5 primary elections, but I haven't registered yet.
Night Out' set for July 29
Ottawa residents are invited again to take part in the city's observance of National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event that encourages neighbors to get to know each other better.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Business reps voice concerns on Price Chopper development plan
A new Tax Increment Financing district created last week by the Ottawa City Commission doesn't mean affected property owners will be tax free, city officials stressed.
Severe thunderstorms hit northeast Kansas
The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm watches and warnings for areas of northeast Kansas Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Group test driving tire collection
The Franklin County Conservation District might play host to a tire collection day, but only if residents say they want or need it.
Sex offender likely headed back to prison after child sex case
A 27-year-old Ottawa man likely will draw six years in state prison in connection with a 2012 underage sex crime involving a young teenage girl.
What taxpayers need to know about Prairie Paws
After waiting patiently for a response from Prairie Paws Animal Shelter to the article in the June 17 Herald, "Officials: More spent to house shelter animals than inmates," I can wait no longer.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Pit bull lovers bark back at Wellsville ban
Bill Lytle, Wellsville mayor, said the city council might reach a decision at its 6 p.m. Wednesday meeting at City Hall, 411 Main St., Wellsville, on whether to lift the city ordinance banning Pit Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Terriers from within city limits.
A bull and a prayer: Youth rodeo promotes Christian values
Getting bucked off a horse or a steer will put the fear of God into just about anybody, after all.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Today in History: July 1914
Rain ranging in precipitation from 1 to almost 4 inches fell over Franklin County yesterday and last night, soaked the ground thoroughly, did wonders for the corn and brought a broad smile to the farmers everywhere.
County officals fire off gun concerns
The state's newly uniform firearm laws aren't really much of a change, Jeff Richards told the Franklin County Board of Commissioners Wednesday.
Ottawa farmers' legacy lives on through veterinary scholarships
Second-year Kansas State University student Ellen "Elli" Ouellette Unruh, Rantoul, and Kotie Wootten, Wellsville, an incoming first-year student, are the recipients of the R.E. Roseberry and Eileen E. Roseberry Scholarship established through the Franklin County Community Foundation.
Sachse retirement brings court vacancy
The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission announced Friday it is seeking candidates to fill a judge vacancy in the 4th Judicial District, which includes Franklin, Osage, Anderson and Coffey counties, according to a news release.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Sen. Tyson downplays local impact of losing mortgage registration fee revenue
Although a new law that went into effect Tuesday eventually will result in higher taxes for Franklin County residents, Caryn Tyson said the increase is minimal at best.